Anglesey Coast Path
The Anglesey Coast Path is a 126 miles (201km) route around the spectacular coastline of Wales’ largest offshore island. Virtually all of Anglesey’s coastline falls within the Ynys Mon (Anglesey) Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the variety of scenery, flora and fauna is superb. Early June is a wonderful time to experience the coastal flowers, butterflies and orchids amongst the sand dunes, pods of porpoise, and abundant birdlife, including choughs, peregrine falcons, oystercatchers, terns, plovers, guillemots, razorbills and puffins.
We shall walk the route anticlock-wise and split it into two sections which will run consecutively. Guests can book either section in isolation, or walk the complete route in one holiday.
Anglesey Coast Path, North
Total distance covered; 68 miles (109kms)
6 days walking, based in Holyhead
This first section of the Anglesey Coast Path is one of great contrasts. North east of Beaumaris the gentle scenery inland from the Menai Straits gives way to remote heather-clad cliffs interspersed with sandy coves and occasional isolated villages. The cliffs become increasingly high and rugged as the route works its way round to the west and the walking increasingly exhilarating.
Highlights of this section include the attractive harbour at Moelfre, the historic priory and dovecot at Penmon, the dramatic headland of Point Lynas, the panoramic views from Llanlleiana Head (Wales’ most northerly point), the massive sea arch at Ynys Fydlyn, the natural logoon of Cemlyn Bay, with its colonies of terns, and the view along the coast to Holyhead Bay from the high cliffs above Church Cove.
Anglesey Coast Path, South
Total distance covered; 64 miles (104kms)
6 days walking, based in Beaumaris
This second section of the Anglesey Coast Path is no less dramatic and scenic than the first. The high, exposed and wind-swept coast of Holyhead Island, is marked by dramatic limestone cliffs, whilst the lower-lying coast of ‘mainland’ Anglesey is characterised by long sandy beaches and extensive sand dune systems. In the south pasture and pockets of woodland dominate the landscape.
Highlights of the tour include the panoramic views from the summit of Holyhead Mountain, the limestone sea arch at Bwa Gwyn, South Stack lighthouse, Aberffraw Bay, the tiny church of St Tysilo which occupies its own island, much-photographed Llanddwyn Island, the exquisite sandy beach at Aberffraw, the wild flowers amongst the dunes of Newborough Warren Nature Reserve, Telford’s Menai Suspension Bridge, and the views across the Menai Strait towards the high mountains of Snowdonia.
Day 1: Beaumaris to Pentreath 13 miles (21kms)
Day 2: Pentreath to Dulas 12 miles (19kms)
Day 3: Dulas to Porth Wen 12 miles (19kms)
Day 4: Porth Wen to Cemlyn Bay (west) 10 miles (16kms)
Day 5: Cemlyn Bay (west) to Porth Tywyn-Mawr 10 miles (16kms)
Day 6: Porth Tywyn-Mawr to Holyhead 11 miles (18kms)
Day 1: Holyhead to Trearddur 12 miles (19kms)
Day 2: Trearddur to Four Mile Bridge 9 miles (15kms)
Day 3: Four Mile Bridge to Aberffraw 14 miles (23kms)
Day 4: Aberffraw to Llyn Ros Du 13 miles (21kms)
Day 5: Llyn Ros Du to Moel y Don 8 miles (13kms)
Day 6: LlanfairPG to Beaumaris 8 miles (13kms)
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